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After a long day at work, there’s nothing quite like a soothing shower to wash away the strain. Dial up the stress-busting by finding an expert power shower installer you can trust.

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Power showers are a great relaxation feature for your bathroom, and are surprisingly efficient too. They’re also flexible – so you can install a new unit in an existing shower enclosure or simply over your bath.

Besides the indulgent pulsating effect, power showers have a number of benefits – including greater control over pressure and temperature, improved reliability, and (from some particularly economic models) reduced water consumption. And here’s some more good news – they’re also fairly straightforward to install. That means minimal mess and fuss for you (and the professional you choose to work with).

How you install your power shower will depend on what type of unit you’ve selected. “Power showers” by definition all use a motorised pump. But your shower can be water-based (running directly off the mains supply, assisted by a pump), an electric system or a mixed system. To find the right system for your central heating setup, it’s usually best to consult a qualified plumber or bathroom installation specialist.

When you’ve found the right power shower, installation is straightforward – for a professional who knows what they’re doing, at least. The process involves turning the electricity and water off, positioning and fixing the shower unit, and connecting the electrical components to the mains power (typically you’ll need to create a new circuit for building regulation compliance). After reattaching the shower to the water supply, you’ll then be ready to power up and sample your new bathroom bliss.

Cost of power shower installation

With any job that involves leaking water and/or electricity, it’s best to seek the help of a qualified and experienced professional.

The price you’ll pay to have a power shower installed will depend on the exact nature of your job. Installing a brand-new power shower from scratch is likely to cost around £500. Replacing an existing shower will bring the price down, as pipes and electrical circuits can possibly be reused. Swapping out a shower may only cost between £150-£300.

How to install a power shower

While every job is unique, installing a power shower usually follows the same five-step process.

  1. First things first – the electricity gets turned off. Your tradesperson can then position and fix the shower unit to the desired location on your wall, marking the points for copper pipes and electrical cables.
  2. The second step is another safety-conscious one. When connecting the power supply, they’ll bury the electrical cables into the wall – in the middle of the shower unit, either vertically or horizontally (depending on the direction they need to go). As we’ve mentioned, your professional will probably recommend creating a dedicated circuit for the shower, unless one already exists.
  3. Next, they’ll drill any necessary holes required to connect the water supply. After that, they’ll turn the mains water supply stopcock off and run the cold water tap dry, before connecting a copper pipe to the rising main.
  4. Now it’s time to reconnect the remaining pipework for your shower. When it comes to that copper pipe, it’s a good idea to install a stop valve so you can quickly turn off the water to make repairs in the future.
  5. Finally, check there are no leaks. And provided everything is working as expected, you’re all set to enjoy your new power shower.

Can you install a power shower with a combi boiler?

In short, the answer is no – sadly you can’t. Combi boilers won’t work with a power shower because they heat the water as it flows through the system. And if the water is pumped through the boiler faster, it doesn’t have time to heat up the flow.

At its most basic, all a power shower consists of is a pump to speed up the flow of water and a valve to control its temperature. That means power showers can be used with low-pressure hot and cold water or gravity-fed setups, but not combination boilers or high-pressure systems.

The qualifications your tradesperson needs

While installing a power shower is generally a simple job, your installer will need to be NICEIC registered (National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting) to work on the necessary electrical elements and sign the work off for building compliance.

While they won’t necessarily be touching the boiler or gas pipes, it’s certainly a bonus if they hold Gas Safe accreditation too. This isn’t mandatory when it comes to installing your power shower though – merely an additional benefit.

Finally, your tradesperson should be able to offer you evidence of their track record, including their experience and a number of customer references.

Insurance your tradesperson needs

Leaking water or faulty electrics are never a good mix. And even the most competent tradesperson can be thwarted by unforeseen plumbing or electrical issues. So, make sure your professional holds public liability insurance and you’ll have peace of mind that you’re protected against any accidental damage.

Questions you should ask your tradesperson

  • Are they NICEIC registered?
  • What type of power shower system will work most effectively in your home?
  • Can they supply and fit the shower?
  • Will they offer a warranty or guarantee on their work (and the shower, if they’re suppling it)?

Here at ACRE BROS. we are committed to excellence, we pride ourselves in professionalism and provide our clients with only the highest level of tradesmen. Along side our dedicated divisions, we also have a large network of sub-contractors ready to assist in quickly bringing projects to completion. We may be newly established but we are most definitely not new to the industry! With combined experience of 30+ years both domestic & commercial, I guess you really could say “We have been there & Worn the t-shirt”. Our team covers all aspects of Joinery, Plumbing & General Building, bringing all our skills together to create a well organised, in house contractor. No job is to small, no project is to big. Contact us today with any enquiries you may have!

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Reviewed by Jean on 14/5/2024

Reece came quickly to rectify appalling work done by another company. His work is of a high standard and his price is reasonable. I highly recommend him.

We are a small family run business. We have been operating for over 20 years. We are all time served and qualified. We cover all The North West and down to Birmingham. We cover all aspects of Plumbing and Heating, from leaks to full installations of bathrooms, plumbing and central heating systems.

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Reviewed by Michael on 3/4/2024

Agreed a date for them to view the job, texted them the day before to confirm and never heard from them again, failed to turn up on the agreed day

We are a family run business with over 20 years experience in plumbing and Bathroom Installation and we also specialise in Mobility Bathroom installation we provide a free consultation service for all your Bathroom Projects and all our work comes with a 12 month warranty and we are fully insured

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Reviewed by Norma on 7/5/2024

There is a problem with the job completed and the tradesman called Kial is not responding to my messages. He was paid in full on completion but earlier asked for 50 percent payment to start the job. This should have been 20 percent according to Rated People.

I qualified as a plumber in 1999 and have been running a small family business ever since. With private homeowners and landlord owned properties the mainstay of my business, you can rest assured any job large or small will be carried out by a competent tradesman. Timekeeping is also something we pride ourselves on so no more waiting all day for a plumber, 95% of 1 hour time slots are kept and if you have an emergency we can be to you within in the hour.

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Reviewed by Sue on 29/4/2024

Excellent speedy service

Wilson Heating Aberdeen - The Heating Specialists! OIL . GAS . LPG. Boiler installations, Servicing and Repairs. 24 Hour call out service.

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Reviewed by Jacqueline on 15/5/2024

Very quick response. Found the source of the issue very quickly and followed up with good advice and prevented a further potential problem.

we are a small local business started in early 2020, we pride our selves on our quick responsiveness to work and inquires while giving a reliable service to our clientele any day of the week.

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Reviewed by Nick on 18/2/2024

John is super professional and easy to deal with. Would recommend him highly

We are a company which provides services for all plumbing, gas and central heating works. Also we have plastering electrical and joinery contacts for further works to be done Pride in our work goes a long way for our customers as we maintain high standards and work ethics. Emergency call out also availabe after hours thank you for your time and custom. Ryan from Venturi gas plumbing and heating.

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Reviewed by Stuart on 6/3/2024

Prompt response and work completed efficiently without hassle, thank you.

GMH Plumbing & Heating is your local expert in all things plumbing and heating. With 10+ years of experience in the industry, our Gas Safe Registered engineers provide a tidy, efficient, and effective service in local areas. We cover a wide range of plumbing and heating needs, from fixing small leaks to complete central heating system installations. Our team is dedicated to ensuring the highest level of professionalism and attention to detail in every task we undertake.

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Reviewed by Carol on 30/4/2024

George was polite, friendly and very helpful. He did the job quickly and efficiently. I would have no doubt in recommending him and would be very happy to use him again.

J.J MURPHY plumbing & heating. For all your plumbing and heating needs, no job too small, new bathroom installations, tank replacements, leaking pipe work/blockages, covering most of London and surrounding areas, 24hr call out service , very reliable,

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Reviewed by Lynne on 8/5/2024

Wonderful! Friendly, efficient and reasonable rate too. 100% grateful to Joe.

All plumbing tasks under taken. From dripping taps, out side tap installs, tanks overflowing, toilets not flushing. Fast reliable service guaranteed. 7days a week

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Reviewed by Andrew on 15/5/2024

A very good service. Was available straight away and did a great job. Thanks again

All aspects of plumbing work undertaken

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Reviewed by Judy on 17/4/2024

Excellent service arrived same day and installed new tap Highly recommend this plumber

I am a sole trader who has been self employed for the past 18years.I sub contract to various utility companies as brit gas.scot.power.I have been in the trade for over 30 yrs.All jobs get the same att.big or small.From full heating systems or boiler only

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Reviewed by stephen on 12/4/2024

Im a plumber with 18years experience, i do not touch heating systems as im not gas registerd, im reliable and respond with in 24 hours to view/fix problem. Carry most materiels on van unless its a specific item then that can be arranged.. I also do pvcu, door lock/cylinder lock changes

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Reviewed by Rebecca on 10/5/2024

Despite Tomas doing a reasonable job of everything, such as attaching new shower panels, he did not finish the job. He started just before Christmas but cut one of the shower panels a little too short, which left a gap. He assured me that he would return in the new year to rectify the problem. Despite my messages sent to him and his assurance several times that he would return, he has not yet, and has not offered an explanation as to why not. I have unfortunately already paid him in full.

we are fully gas safe registered and fully insured. We can carry out all necessary gas works including repairs, servicing, maintenance and installation of domestic heating systems. We have listed some of our many services below: Boiler Repair; Boiler Installation; Boiler Upgrades; Boiler Servicing & Maintenance; Emergency Boiler Repairs; Shower pumps specialists; Diverter Valves; Central Heating Installations; Power Flushing; Programmable Room Thermostats

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Reviewed by Sylvia on 20/11/2023

Here at Response Electrical we aim to provide the best customer care and satisfaction in all aspects of our electrical installations, fault finding & repairs, and our preference of one to one consultation with clients on a personal level with a swift response to our clients needs and our appreciation of working within our clients budget whilst still providing a professional and high standard of workmanship we would invite our potential clients to review our ratings and we are pleased with our previous clients reviews thanks

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Reviewed by Chris on 15/4/2024

Excellent would highly recommend!

DH PLUMBING AND CENTRAL HEATING. Here at DH PLUMBING AND CENTRAL HEATING we are devoted to excellence, always assured buy our customers that we take good pride in our professionalism and provide only the highest standard of work. With our firm we have certified, established sub-contractors ready to assist us in near enough any trade you can think of from electricians to GAS Engineers all with 15+ years exp, to assure jobs are in good hands what ever the project or design. We cover everywhere in the north west and further depending on the job/ project at hand. I have at least 12+ years experience in the field of Plumbing / bathroom renovations / central heating / Tiling! I am on the Joint Industry Board as a trained specialist heating engineer as I work commercial also, which does credits my expertise. My Names Darryl Hancock and I’d love to be a service to your needs. Look forward to being your trusted service. :) ?I provide free quotes & advice on any projects or viewings. ?Contact me today if you have any enquiries!

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Reviewed by Wendy on 7/5/2024

Job was bigger than anticipated. Lads were brilliant and nothing was a problem for them. Friendly hardworking crew.

Providers of expert plumbing and heating solutions within the Middlesex, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Hertfordshire areas. Whether it is Central Heating, Servicing, Repairs, Installation, or Emergency Call-Outs. We have you covered! With over 25 years of experience within our industry, we continuously strive to deliver high-quality workmanship and excellent service to all our customers and for this have been awarded 5/5 stars by our customers. Specialising in plumbing and heating, we carry out a variety of installations to your desired specifications and requirements. Our services range all the way from fixing those annoying dripping taps to new bathrooms, kitchens, and full plumbing /heating installations for new builds and renovations! Don’t delay, give us a call or pop over a message today and we’ll only be too happy to arrange a quote and an inspection.

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Reviewed by Caroline on 9/5/2024

Super fast and responsive, happy to recommend

Golding&Co Undertake all aspects of water management services, Gas boiler installations, gas boiler services, general plumbing and heating services. Gas safe registered and Oftec registered for oil boiler Installations, and services.

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Reviewed by Malcolm on 19/2/2024

Great service. Ryan kept us fully informed and arrived on time. His experience enabled him to successfully complete a challenging job. Very pleased.

With twenty years experience in the building trade we offer a highly professional service in all aspects of domestic plumbing with over 20 years experience and qualifications...bathrooms are an area we specialise in and our experienced team of qualified tradesmen offer a professional standard of work along with knowledge and know how to deliver on your project...we also offer a highly skilled team of roofers with 20 years experience and a top level of customer satisfaction from Stone and slated to flat roofs and leadwork....no call out fee and the price quoted is the price you pay...top quality bathroom goods at competitive prices from baths and showers to tiles and wall boards.

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Reviewed by John on 10/5/2024

Made contact with me and made arrangements to quote for works.Made excuses for not contacting and turning up and promised another member of staff would be in touch to visit.

Offering the highest customer service and job satisfaction.

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Reviewed by Zaheer on 13/5/2024

Professional, quality work. Provided plenty of information and guidance. Highly recommended and would use again.

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